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Evolution to slight epiphany

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Evolution to slight epiphany

Post by epmonroe on Fri 28 Jan - 18:04

I've been working on a cartoon today. I was a bit frustrated that the character, a person, just didn't look funny. I don't like drawing people for that particular reason - they rarely "look" funny to me. I subsequently realized that, for my tastes, I was drawing the character too straight forward. Too "realistic".

That led me to realize, when it comes to drawing people, I don't have a set style! So I've begun to remedy that, trying different shapes and such, which will, I'm sure, speed up the process a bit also.

Anyway, just wanted to share that.

Later!

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Re: Evolution to slight epiphany

Post by Simon Lake on Sat 29 Jan - 12:02

Yeah for sure, I can relate to that Phil. It's all really about getting the expressions right I guess. The right expression can say a thousand words and be half the battle when it comes to gag/ strip cartoons. That's more or less what Omer was banging on about in the Ahoy Maties! thread to a certain degree I think. We also had a short- lived thread in this vain previously.......
http://www.cartoonist-forum.com/t377-funny-cartoon-face-what-is-your-funniest?highlight=funny+face

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Re: Evolution to slight epiphany

Post by LeahG on Sat 29 Jan - 12:12

I agree too. I've often drawn a cartoon only to redraw it 'as a cartoon' cos the first draft was too realistic looking.

Also I find my 'scribbles' are definitely funnier than my final drafts. I find the streamlining takes away that initial 'buzz' or whatever it is that comes straight off the pen/penicl.
It's quite amazing how much is involved in drawing cartoons!! Who knew?? Maybe we're over thinking it?

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Re: Evolution to slight epiphany

Post by Simon Lake on Sat 29 Jan - 13:00

Yes a lot of spontaneity is certainly lost in the refining process. That's why this is so clever........
http://www.cartoonist-forum.com/t757-seeking-collaborator-for-new-webcomic

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